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Two Pending Bills to Eliminate Mandatory Minimums

Update: Here is the letter 75 organizations and law professors sent to the Senate urging the complete elimination of the disparity.


As I wrote here, this is a bill we need. It now has 23 sponsors in the House. It would end mandatory minimums in all drug cases.

Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2009 - Requires the Attorney General's prior written approval for a federal prosecution of an offense under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) or the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (CSIEA), or for any conspiracy to commit such an offense, where the offense involves the illegal distribution or possession of a controlled substance in an amount less than that specified as a minimum for an offense under CSA or, in the case of any substance containing cocaine or cocaine base, in an amount less than 500 grams.

Modifies CSA (Controlled Substances Act)and CSIEA to delete specified mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment.


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